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One dead, 18 injured in taxi accidents



Picture: Leon Knipe.

One person died and 18 people were injured in two separate accidents involving mini-bus taxis in the Eastern Cape, Arrive Alive said on Saturday.

The first accident happened this morning at 6am on the N10 between Peterson and Ncanaha in which one person died and 13 others were injured, spokesman Tshepo Machaea said.

Machaea said it was suspected that speed and fatigue might have been the cause of the Quantum taxi losing control and overturning.

He said the second accident happened around 9am and five people were seriously injured when the driver of another Quantum lost control of the vehicle near Elliot.

“They were on their way from Cape Town to a funeral of a three-month-old baby in Mount Frere,” Machaea said.

The taxi was pulling the body placed in a coffin carried in a trailer. Another coffin was being arranged after the accident, he said.

“Both accidents raise concern of fatigue and speeding amongst drivers. We will investigate the cause of both accidents.” – Sapa

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One dead, 18 injured in taxi accidents

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